Brewed by Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Hoegaarden, Belgium


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RATINGS: 591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Golden colour with a sweet but strong and complex aroma. Formerly Leffe Tripel 8.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2006
33cl bottle. Pours hazy orange-amber with a modest white head that laces nicely. Aroma is very fruity and spicy. Flavor has kind of a soapy fruit thing to it. Spices there too. A little bitter. Not a top tier Tripel, but still not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kepano (249) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 19, 2006
I’ve been touring the narrow world of tripels in the past few weeks, discovering this confined yet appreciable style. Of course I knew I would eventually have to deal with the shallower end of the spectrum so I gave Leffe’s version I try, hoping for a good surprise. Nothing particularly exciting happened in the pour. The cloudy golden orange hue nicely complemented the thick creamy white head, which I must admit left remarkable lacing. A modest appearance but nothing actively bad about it. In the nose are the familiar components of a tripel, especially the fruity esters of pineapple, banana and bubble gum. Yeast was also a prominent aroma along with peach, orange, brown sugar and corn. In the flavor a caustic metallic sensation is immediately apparent and reappears lengthily in the aftertaste. Banana, apricot, caramel, brown sugar, pepper and coffee are prominent but nothing unique stands out. The palate is a bit syrupy, with too much carbonation and a bitter finish. Overall fairly bland as a tripel but a good brew to kick back with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quinten (1052) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2006
Misty blond color,full fluffy head, some sweet popcorn, citrus,spices, nice bitterness. good supermarkt abbey

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2006
33cl bottle. Yeasty, citrusy aroma. Hazy yellow head. This was my first Leffe. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
30cl bottle. Sweet fruity aroma with a good dose of belgain yeast. Good micture of citrus and spice (vloves and nutmeg). finishes slightly hoppy. good but not great. I will admit some personal bias against inbev, but I this is actually a pretty good tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (657) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 Beautiful amber color with sediments and a white head. Aroma is full of fresh malt, fruits, spices and woody touches. Flavor is sweet as other belgian tripels, with hints of cinnamon, apples and honey. Good mouthfeel, medium to full-bodied. Moderate finish with a slightly alcoholic aftertaste. Fine Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 Had Ths at Beer House in Santo Domingo. pours copper with off white head. aroma is sweet and slightly malty. taste is great, i noticed a nice toffee finnish and some other fruity flavors, with a hint of some malts. very creamy and smooth. great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2005
Orange, hazy with light sprankling, large diminishing white head. Malty aroma, some white chocolat. Little dry-yeasty. Carbonation, creamy palate, little astringent taste. Sweet bitter finish,with a touch of alcohol, again a little astringent. Nice tripel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle (from Sainsburys, BBE mar 07). Full spicy orange nose. Excess peppery alcohol. Body a bit thin and lacks depth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4525) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2005
Although this is far from my favourite style this was a very pleasant drinking experience. Poured with a massive head.Once this had reduced what was left was a golden slightly sour tripel with plenty of body.Some slight traces of fruitiness but a very well balanced example of this style.

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